I burned through the last couple of days of my rewrite, finding out that the last chapter that I was concerned about read better than I thought, so I’m good to go and can actually start writing something new. Seeing as it’s only the 3rd, I’m going to jump in to NaNo and play along on the sidelines. :-) I still have a week or so of plotting to do, but I might be able to catch up.
Today is going to be interesting as I spend most of it at my desk with a pencil and clipboard, writing out things I WANT. Things I want to see, want to do, want to touch on. It’s like looking at your box of toys and picking out what you want to play with. These wants can be as simple as I want to see Jenks kill a bird to as complex as I want to see Jenks fall in love. (Which he won’t. We don’t have enough time to show that, but we will see healing, and that’s satisfying, too.)
I’d love to share my I WANT list, but you can understand why I don’t. -grin- I take my list of wants, then start tossing them into piles of where and how I can accomplish getting them on the page, which starts to naturally begin to organize everything into places and characters, which then leads to a story itself. Ahhhh, I miss the days of writing as a pantster. -laugh-
For those of you who like their voice to be heard, I’ve been made aware of a contest going on over at Goodreads for the best read of 2011. If you’ve never been over to Goodreads, you seriously need to. They are an excellent resource on the web for what is out there for your literary consumption. Pale Demon is in the Best Paranormal Fantasy category, but until the prelims close on the 13th, you can add in your favorite, even if it’s not listed, so go take a look, scroll around, and let your voice be heard!
And for you readers who actually get their storytelling fix the original way (by audiobooks) I’ve just updated my website to include links to audio samples of the books that Harper produces. I have the widgets parked at each individual page at the web site, but here is one so that you know what to look for. I absolutely love how Ms. Gavin reads the books. She has truly become the voice of the Hollows.